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Tim Vickery

Tim Vickery is a freelance football writer who covers the South American game for the BBC, World Soccer and ESPN, as well as being an analyst for SporTV. He has lived in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil for over 20 years.

Twitter: @Tim_Vickery

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Funes Mori

Why Ramiro Funes Mori has something to offer Argentina’s World Cup challenge

Argentina coach Jorge Sampaoli is on a tour of Europe, meeting his players, judging their form and fitness, and explaining to them what he intends to ...


Richarlison surprises Fluminense fans with fast start at Watford - could he make Brazil's World Cup squad?

Recent results – and that late collapse against Swansea – might hint at an idea that Watford are starting to run out of steam. But there s...

Paolo Guerrero

Guerrero available for Peru at the World Cup - but should he have been banned in the first place?

Paolo Guerrero’s household will be a happy one this Christmas – or at least a happier one than seemed likely a few days ago. Peru’s...

Real Madrid

After Real Madrid's comfortable defeat of Gremio, what next for the Club World Cup?

Twenty-five years ago, Argentine referee Juan Carlos Loustau prepared to take charge of the then-annual match in Japan between the champions of Europe...


Why was Jo, recently named Player of the Year in Brazil, a flop in the Premier League?

The current cold snap should surely make it more understandable that a Brazilian striker once made a one-man bid to introduce the idea of a winter bre...


Not quite a group of death, but Argentina have cause for concern after World Cup draw

The very concept of a World Cup ‘group of death’ is probably antiquated. Recent trends have widened gaps between club sides – and c...